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Set Password

This tool allows you to limit access to PDF document by setting passwords and by restricting certain features, such as printing and editing.

Guide

1. Click Add, to select and add PDF files, or simply drag files from Windows Explorer.
You can add folder containing PDF files by clicking Add Folder button.
2. Click on Set Password button on toolbar or select menu Action > Protect > Set Password.
3. Select options.
4. Click OK and specify destination path, to encrypt and save files.

Options

Document password. Sets password to open PDF document.
Permissions password. Sets password to change permission settings. You can restrict printing, editing, and copying content in the PDF. Select features in the list to allow access.
If the PDF is secured with both types of passwords, it can be opened with either password. However, only the permissions password allows the user to change the restricted features. You cannot add passwords to a signed or certified document.

Command Line

PDFShaper.exe encrypt [source PDF] [destination PDF] [document password] [x for exit]
"C:\Program Files\PDF Shaper Professional\PDFShaper.exe" encrypt "C:\input.pdf" "C:\output.pdf" yourpwd - encrypts input.pdf file to output.pdf file using "yourpwd" as document password

PDFShaper.exe encrypt [PSL file with paths to PDF files] [destination folder] [document password] [x for exit]
"C:\Program Files\PDF Shaper Professional\PDFShaper.exe" encrypt "C:\pdflist.psl" "C:\EncryptedPDF" yourpwd - encrypts all files from pdflist.psl using "yourpwd" as document password and saves PDF files to EncryptedPDF folder

Default or saved options will be used for command-line tasks.
Command line option is available in Premium and Professional edition only.